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What You'll Learn

 

As a business major, you will learn core elements of business, such as accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management and marketing. The finance specialization includes extensive study in:

• security investments • capital markets • financial institutions • real estate • corporate finance.
 
Classroom courses are offered to full-time and part-time students during the day and in the evening; many courses are also offered online. 

  • Download the program requirements (.pdf) for this specialization

Degree Requirements

  • General Education / University Requirements [28-37 credits]

    Reading, writing, thinking, knowing, doing—making knowledge work.

    We are committed to preparing you for life in the 21st century, which means making sure you have the skills and knowledge to succeed in a career that may be characterized by many roles, often across multiple fields.

    Visit the UB General Education webpage to learn more.

Business Program Requirements 

  • Business Requirements, Lower-Division, Business Core [24 credits]


    ACCT

    201

    Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 cr)

    ACCT

    202

    Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3 cr)

    BULA

    151

    Business Law I (3 cr)

    CMAT

    201/303

    Oral Communications (3 cr)

    ECON

    200

    The Economic Way of Thinking (3 cr)

    MATH

    111

    College Algebra (3 cr)

    MATH

    115

    Introductory Statistics (3 cr)

    OPRE

    202

    Statistical Data Analysis (3 cr)

  • Business Requirements, Upper-Division, Business Core [31 credits]


    ECON

    305

    Managerial Economics (3 cr)

    FIN

    331

    Financial Management (3 cr)

    INSS

    300

    Management Information Systems  (3 cr)

    MGMT

    301

    Management and Organizational Behavior (3 cr)

    MGMT

    302

    Global Business Environment (3 cr)

    MGMT

    315

    Human Resource Management (3 cr)

    MGMT

    330

    Personal and Professional Skills for Business (1 cr)

    MKTG

    301

    Marketing Management (3 cr)

    OPRE

    315

    Business Application of Decision Science (3 cr)

    MGMT

    475

    Strategic Management - Capstone- taken in the final semester (3 cr)

  • Finance Specialization Requirements  [15 credits]


    FIN

    330

    Excel for Financial Analysis (3 cr)

    FIN

    333

    Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (3 cr)

    FIN

    433

    International Financial Management (3 cr)

    FIN

    450

    Financial Modeling and Communication (3 cr)
     

     

      Choose one course from the following:

    FIN

    430

    Entrepreneurial Organization and Finance (3 cr)

     FIN

    470

     Real Estate Investments (3 cr)

     FIN

     471

    Real Estate Finance (3 cr)
    FIN

    495

    Internship in Finance (3 cr)

     FIN

    497

    Special Topics in Finance (3 cr)

Additional Resources

Meet with our adviser or check the undergraduate catalog for course descriptions and prerequisite requirements.